The Real Cost To Your Family: Not Planning For Incapacity

4 June 2019


 The Real Cost To Your Family: Not Planning For Incapacity


When it comes to estate planning, most people automatically think about taking legal steps to ensure the right people inherit their stuff when they die. And these people aren’t wrong.


Indeed, putting strategies in place to protect and pass on your wealth and other assets is a fundamental part of the planning equation. However, providing for the proper distribution of your assets upon your death is just one part of the process.

5 Common Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

30 April 2019

5 Common Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


Since estate planning involves thinking about death, many people put it off until their senior years or simply ignore it all together until it becomes too late. This kind of unwillingness to face or plan for reality can create major hardship, expense, and mess for the loved ones and assets you leave behind.


6 Key Steps For Conscious Co-Parenting: Part Two

17 September 2018

Last week, we shared the first part of this series, discussing some of the key steps for conscious co-parenting. In part two, we continue with the final steps. Today, many married couples who decide to end their marriages choose conscious divorce. However, once the divorce is finalized, you must continue using the same positive approach in your joint-parenting efforts.

6 Key Steps For Conscious Co-Parenting—Part One

11 September 2018

6 Key Steps For Conscious Co-Parenting—Part One

Committing to a conscious divorce means protecting your children from end-of-marriage related trauma. When the marriage ends in a cooperative manner, divorce can be transformed from a contentious event into one that can inspire healthy growth.

In fact, engaging in divorce with a positive focus can better prepare both you and your kids for your new lives. But getting the divorce finalized is only the first step. Where the rubber really meets the road is how you navigate your new relationship as a co-parent.

Proposed Michigan Shared Parenting Act, House Bill No. 4691

20 October 2017

Proposed Michigan Shared Parenting Act, House Bill No. 4691

There has been a lot of talk regarding the proposed Michigan Shared Parenting Act  [MSPA] which would amend the Child Custody Act of 1970. The average person does not know the current law, and what are the changes. This article will try to show what the law is now, and what the proposed changes would make the law to be.



5 October 2017

A person or couple looking to adopt a newborn baby need to know a few things. First, finding a birthmother to place a child with an adoptive person or couple is a very difficult, and complex process.  The procedure to adopt a child from someone not related to the adoptive couple by blood or marriage is called a direct placement adoption. Typically, a direct placement adoption is for a new baby.


Who May Adopt


30 June 2017

The Michigan Court of Appeals just issued an opinion of first impression under the Revocation of Paternity Act [RPA]. MCL 722.1431 et.seq. The RPA was enacted in 2012 to determine the paternity of children in certain situations.  It is presumed that a husband is the father of any children conceived or born by his wife during the marriage.

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